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7 reasons to travel to Belize

Belize is one of our most popular destinations in Central America so we read Blake Snow’s piece in the Daily Telegraph with great interest. Blake identifies seven good reasons for travelling to Belize: Jungle Tours Spicy Cuisine (and No Fast Food) Island Relaxation Belize Barrier Reef Maya Ruins English-speaking and Easy Mix with Locals We […]


St Helena Travel Blog

Just getting to the remote island of St Helena is all part of the adventure. Situated nearly 2,000 miles from the African coast in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, it used to be a six-day journey on the ship RMS St Helena from Cape Town. But since the end of 2017, that has shortened to a mere six-hour flight from Johannesburg.


Sri Lanka Update

The Foreign Office has updated its advice for travellers to Sri Lanka: There were outbreaks of violence across parts of North Western Province on 13 May, and an island-wide night-time curfew was imposed. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) continues to advise against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, due to the current evolving […]


Venezuela – Information and Travel Advice

We are watching unfolding events in Venezuela with great interest.  The country has been effectively out of bounds for a number of years and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against travel to the country. With power cuts, food shortages and inflation expected to reach 8 million per cent this year, millions of people have […]


Sri Lanka Travel Advice – updated

In response to the recent atrocities in Sri Lanka, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated their advice for travellers. The Sri Lankan authorities have declared a nationwide State of Emergency. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, due to the current evolving security situation following  the attacks […]


Revealing the Amazon – Newsletter

The Amazon river runs for some 4,000 miles (6,400 km) in South America and has over a thousand tributaries, 17 of which are longer than 1,000 miles.  It discharges about 55 million gallons of water into the Atlantic every second. The Amazon Rainforest is home to many indigenous tribes, some of which have never been […]


Napoleon Bicentenary: Cruise to St Helena

To commemorate the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon, Ponant Cruises is organising an exceptional, 16-day cruise on Le Lyrial departing from Namibia which will be at St Helena on 5 May 2021.


Somewhere in Latin America – The Quilotoa Loop

The Quilotoa Lagoon spans over 2 km in the crater of a volcano. In this continuing account of her travels, backpacker Manuela de Mendonca describes the three day trek known as the Quilotoa Loop.


Costa Rica – Best Holiday Destination for 2019

“Blessed with incredible food, hotels and spectacular sunsets – and a mecca for surfers and yogis – Nosara on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is a thrilling discovery.” Daisy Hoppen, Evening Standard, 7 March 2019. Link to article: Evening Standard Lifestyle Magazine   Costa Rica a wonderful destination for honeymooners, families and independent travellers of all ages. […]


Somewhere in Latin America – The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands, to go or not to go? I get seasick, dislike swimming in the open sea and have a morbid fear of sharks. And for a backpacker with limited funds, a trip to the Galapagos is hugely expensive.

But in January I booked a week’s Galapagos trip. It turned out to be quite an adventure.


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